Important Customer Notice – YMCA Garstang Leisure & YMCA Garstang Pool


We are delighted to announce that the Wyre Council Cabinet have approved a £390k investment into both centres in Garstang.

Feedback from customers highlighted the need to increase the size of the gym at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre. As a result, the gym will be extended and new free weights, resistance and cardio equipment installed. Improvements will be made to the studio. Changing rooms, toilets and the reception area will also be refurbished and a disabled changing facility added. Feedback from customers at YMCA Garstang Swimming Pool highlighted the need for improvements to the changing facilities.

YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre

The centre will see the inclusion of the latest generation of cardio equipment and technology from Life Fitness. We will have everything you expect with new digital fitness experience (LFConnect).

PLUS….Strengthen, tone and sculpt your body with the assistance of state-of-the-art resistance machines and new free weights area.

YMCA Garstang Leisure will bring you the latest state of the art SYNRGY90 training system, powered by Life Fitness. Supercharge your workout with this exciting new addition. The versatile functional equipment provides the setting for a new social and energised dynamic, designed to keep you interested and focused with exercises modified to your personal fitness levels.

In order for the centre to continue to operate and ensure that the refurbishment is completed safely, efficiently and with minimum disruption to our users there are some essential works that need to take place. In order to facilitate the refurbishment, the gym will be temporarily relocated into the main hall at the centre and there will unfortunately be no changing facilities available for a certain period. Toilets however, will be available for use. As the temporary relocation of the gym will use up some of the hall, some private bookings and sports specific activities will be limited.

The class timetable in general will not be affected, allowing you to still enjoy the full benefits of our range of group exercise classes. However, we do need to let you know that some temporary disruptions may occur whilst improvements to the studio take place. As we do not have dates for this work as yet, we will inform you of any temporary disruptions to the class timetable in due course. We will do this online and here at, via announcements on centre notice boards at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre and via our Facebook page at ‘Garstang YMCA.’

Here are some key dates for your diary:

Friday 1st July – Saturday 2nd July– Gym closed, as gym is being temporarily re-located into the main hall

Sunday 3rd July – Gym will re-open in main hall

Monday 4th July – Changing facilities will temporarily close due to the extension of the refurbished gym. Toilets will still be available


YMCA Garstang Swimming Pool

YMCA Garstang Swimming Pool will see improved changing rooms and shower facilities. The shower area will be made larger and refurbished alongside the changing rooms.

PLUS……The changing area will receive new cubicles and lockers.

In order to facilitate these exciting changes in a safe and efficient manner, the centre will unfortunately have to temporarily close on Monday 18th July.

It is planned that refurbishments at both centres will be completed and re-open W/C Monday 29th August. Please note, these dates are just a guideline and as we plan to adhere to these as much as possible, there could be some slight changes. We will of course keep you fully updated online and here at, via announcements on centre notice boards at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre and via our Facebook page at ‘Garstang YMCA.’

Your YMCA Membership

One of the great things about your YMCA membership is that it includes access to all YMCA Health and Fitness Centres on the Fylde Coast. During this period, even if you possess a Garstang Only membership, you will have the ability to continue to use your membership to workout and enjoy the facilities at your closest YMCA gyms and pools, including classes and racquet sports. It’s a great opportunity to try something new too with different activities available for everyone. Please see our full list of activities via

Even though this is an exciting time and the refurbishment at both centres is undoubtedly a massive boost for the whole community, we know the short term situation isn’t ideal and we do appreciate your continued support and co-operation during this time. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email any questions you may have to Dave Sweetman, General Manager at


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